I WANT to warn people about a scam which affected us, an elderly couple.

I know we should have waited for the money to appear in the account, but we were gullible and trusting.

He showed us the bank transfer, gave us a reference number and said it was like cash.

So, we let him take both the documents and the car away from us.

It was a scam, and we had fallen for it.

We never received the money, we reported it stolen to the police, the DVLA and the insurance company, but we were not the registered keeper because he had changed the documents over straight away.

Nobody was really interested and we should take him through a civil court, but we would have to pay (we didn’t).

It has made me doubt everyone and everything. I don’t want it to change me but it has.

There are some horrible people out there, so just be careful.